Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)


The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, record keeping, and youth employment standards.  The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issues and enforces FLSA regulations.

New FLSA Regulations - ON HOLD

On November 22, 2016, a federal court in Texas has issued a preliminary injunction postponing the effective date of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)’s Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rule changes.  Due to the injunction, the new overtime rule changes will not go into effect on December 1, 2016, as originally expected.  At this time, Oregon Tech will place all overtime salary threshold changes on hold until we know the outcome of the injunction.  The Office of Human Resources will be monitoring the situation and will report back to the community on potential impacts.

 Proposed Rule Change

On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor announced updated regulations to the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The changes primarily impacted overtime pay eligibility.  The final rule raised the salary threshold from $455 per week or $23,660 annually to $913 per week or $47,476 annually. 

FLSA Resources

The following resources provide more information regarding the FLSA changes:

DOL FLSA Overtime Rule Changes
DOL Overview and Summary
DOL Information for Higher Education


Please contact Suzette J. Yaezenko, Chief Human Resources and Civil Rights Officer, at suzette.yaezenko@oit.edu or 541-885-1108.